The Museums Without Borders charity program aims to further the Foundation's efforts to support professionals and organizations that can make museums a modern open public institution, a center for education and innovations while also giving additional impetus to the socio-economic development of territories.
Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program unites professionals from the field of higher education and related fields who are ready to contribute to the development of society and ensure sustainable change. Common principles and values are the basis for the joint initiatives of the Program participants — specialists and organizations.
The Effective Philanthropy charity program continues the activities of The Vladimir Potanin Foundation in developing charity, giving support to professionals and organizations of the nonprofit sector and volunteering, which it has been carrying out since its establishment in 1999.
The Center is an intellectual hub which creates, accumulates and shares state-of-the-art knowledge and practices that are going to change the philanthropy landscape in Russia. In due course it will become one of the centers that shape new philanthropy agenda.
“Power of Sport” Charitable Program is a new area in the strategy of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, which is meant to realize humanistic ideals, values, and norms that shape a broad space for discovering human capabilities, satisfying people’s interests and needs, and activating the human factor.
The Program Cultural Symphony is aimed to encourage exchange and cooperation in the spheres of culture, education and art, presenting Russian cultural heritage to the overseas audience.
Over the 20 years of its existence, the Foundation, its partners and grantees have accumulated a unique knowledge base. Together, we want to conceptualize this experience and make it accessible to all who can benefit from it.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation supports the State Hermitage Museum in its activities on the preservation of cultural heritage and pursuit of development by changing the museums image in response to the demands the twenty-first century poses on museum community.
Ranking of 75 leading Russian universities participating in the Program to provide an aggregate evaluation of the interests and achievements of students and professors of each participating university, to assess the educational environment in the participating universities.
The Foundation organizes and supports annual Endowment forum to discuss key endowment related issues, to share and promote best Russian and international practices.
The Foundation organizes and supports annual Museum guide forum to discuss key museum related issues, to share and promote best Russian and international practices.
The Foundation organizes and supports annual conference to discuss issues related to the development of MA programs in Russia in partnership with one of the leading Russian universities.
The program Museums Bridges aims to promote and help to apply new professional standards and innovative approaches to museum activity providing favorable conditions for experience and technologies exchange, strengthening links in the museum professionals’ community, developing cooperation and partnership relations among museums and organizations from other professional spheres.
In 2014/2015 academic year the Polytechnic Museum with the support of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and in collaboration with the school of Cultural Studies of the department for the humanities of the Research University Higher School of Economics launched a pilot study program in the field of contemporary museum management.
Nomination is designed for fellows of the English language version of the Master of Sports Administration Program of the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) is held once a year within the framework of the Olympic Scholarships Competition of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation Fellowship Program.
The Program “A Changing Museum in a Changing World", which was launched in 2004, has grown into one of the longest and biggest Foundation’s Programs in the cultural sphere.
The Program Museum Guide aims to reveal museums to larger audiences and to support those projects which can amaze museum visitors by unusual collections, infrastructure, atmosphere or fascinating exhibits. When selecting its grantees, the Program pays special attention to the virtual content, promotion of museum web sites and working with social media.
The Partnership programis a new stage of the Foundation’s longstanding commitment to assist Russian museums in becoming strong cultural and educational anchors. The Program reflects the Foundation’s mission and links it with the key trends in modern museum development:
The Training Program for Museum Professionals introduces the museum’s scene in France and in Russia presenting professionals with new approaches to exhibiting modern arts in historical buildings, and cultural heritage institutions. It gives an insight into educational activities and public relations work of museums engaging traditional and new audiences, and shows how to exhibit traditional and modern arts as interacting elements of joint concepts.
The German-Russian Bi-Lateral Training Program introduces museum’s scene in Germany and Russia to museum professionals and offers them an opportunity to learn new educational approaches to exhibition display, best practices in educational activities, public relations and collection management.